Reading Bashō in Our Valley

by Terry Martin

When I smell the sage release green heat

Hear pheasants flutter on the rise

See the sun shine orange on Mt. Adams

Even in Yakima

I long for Yakima.

From The Light You Find, Selah, Washington: Blue Begonia Press, 2014, page. 85. Also produced as Coaster Poem #1, with handset type, at Bremelo Press, Seattle, Washington.